Stoke the Fire with Vancouver's Most Romantic Things to Do

Whether you’re spending a romantic weekend or planning a spur-of-the-moment surprise, Vancouver’s beautiful landscape and fun things to do making wooing your sweetie a breeze.

For the ultimate experience, jump in the car and head to Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. It's about an hour and 45 minutes from the city and it’s well worth the drive. Book a couple’s massage and enjoy the hot and cold pools for some hydrotherapy–it’s ridiculously relaxing and beautiful. The drive is close enough that you can make a day trip, otherwise spend the night and fit in some skiing at Whistler Blackcomb while you're there.

If your idea of a good time is getting in the kitchen and preparing a meal together, you'll want to check out The Dirty Apron Cooking School. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a beginner in the kitchen, you'll leave full, and with some new skills to whip out next time you're in the kitchen at home.

The couple that sweats together, stays together! Well, that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but you get the idea. Vancouver is known as an outdoor enthusiasts playground so if your idea of a good time is getting some fresh air and maybe a workout in, you've got options. In the winter, go skiing, snowshoeing, or skating at Grouse Mountain. In the summer, hike the Grouse Grind and reward yourselves with a cold pint at the end. 

Whatever tickles your fancy, you'll be in their good books with a date to any of these places.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Botanist enthusiasts will appreciate walking hand-in-hand throughout this stunning Chinese garden. Constructed in an authentic Ming Dynasty-style, the garden is renowned as being the first of its type built since the late 15th century....  Read More

Grouse Mountain is open all year long for outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. If it's a workout you're after, you'll want to hike the Grouse Grind in the warmer months. This 2.9-kilometer steep trek up the mountain is a tough one, but locals love...  Read More

Fresh air, stunning views, and miles of easy walking (or biking) make the Seawall one of the best places to stroll in Vancouver. Doing all 17.4 miles (28km) may seem a bit ambitious, but the 5.5-mile (8.8km) path around Stanley Park is easily...  Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery

Find a little slice of calm and inspiration on your next date at The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG). Located in the middle of downtown Vancouver, it's the fifth largest art gallery in all of Canada. The VAG has rotating exhibitions, along with its...  Read More

Granville Island

Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. There's something for everyone here, but if you're dreaming...  Read More

Outside the City

The Sea to Sky Gondola takes you on a 10-minute ride up the mountain to the Summit Lodge. Once at the top, this magnificent piece of nature is yours to explore. There are hiking trails, a suspension bridge, viewing platforms, mountain biking...  Read More

Whistler-Blackcomb is known as one of the best ski resorts in the world. With an average annual snowfall of 30 feet and glacier skiing that often lasts into August, it's not hard to see why. If you love the outdoors and getting a workout in,...  Read More

The Willow Stream Spa is a luxury spa located on the 5th floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. The spa has a stunning view like none other; it overlooks the water and North Shore Mountains. Willow Stream Spa's vision is pure, natural, and...  Read More

If your idea of romance is getting into the kitchen and cooking up a storm, this is for you! The cooking school is much sought after and classes fill up well in advance so it's best to sign up for a class as soon as you can. If a class is full,...  Read More

Scandinave Spa in Whistler is an oasis that's worth making the trek to from Vancouver. Open throughout the year, Scandinave is always a magical place to go. Step inside the serene building, check-in, and head to the luxurious change rooms to...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha